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Attraction Currently Closed

Hatfield Forest

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • National Parks

Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Bishops Stortford, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

No other forest on earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely. The ancient trees of the forest are like magnificent living sculptures, peaceful giants worn and fragile from centuries of seasons and use. Some of their extraordinary ancient trees are 1,200 years old! Just imagine what these trees have lived through and the stories they could tell.

Whether you want somewhere for the children to run off energy, somewhere you can run to keep fit, or somewhere to walk where you can quietly reflect, you will find your own special place somewhere in Hatfield Forest.

Tracker Packs and trail guides, Batricar and all-terrain pushchair available to help you explore the site.

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Opening hours

Daylight access 


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 6NE, England

Phone number

01279 874040



Click here to visit Hatfield Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

All Day: £6.00

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Hatfield Forest is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Hatfield Forest have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Hatfield Forest has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Lovely Walks 5 out of 5 stars

We live very close and have a national trust membership so go around once a week for a walk and explore. The cafe is lovely and serves gluten free chips that my son can share with us on our walk :). So much to explore and we can't wait for the summer when we can grab a picnic an ball to take some friends and enjoy a long day climbing trees.

CharC, Brentwood, United Kingdom
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